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Mill levy bump could help grasshopper control

Though the Crook County Weed & Pest District budget is not yet finalized for the year ahead, it’s looking likely that it will include some extra assistance for landowners who are dealing with grasshopper problems this summer.

Alycia Conroy-Davis, District Supervisor, presented the most recent draft of the district’s annual general budget to the Crook County Commissioners on Monday.

She explained that the grasshoppers are so bad in some areas that the Crook County Weed & Pest Board has decided to cut down funding for less-used programs in order to create a temporary 10% cost share progr...